The Claim: Robredo says thousands of soldiers are worthy of sacrifice for Scarborough Shoal
This image, sent to us through our tipline, claims that Robredo said that if thousands of soldiers needed to be sacrificed to assert ownership of the Scarborough Shoal, then it is a worthy sacrifice. This, ironically, is the essence of Machiavellianism, which Robredo’s rival, Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., claims to advocate.
The image claims to be from Kami.com.ph, which has denied posting such image. The original image is a statement of Robredo speaking of hope.
While Robredo has been an outspoken critic of Chinese activity in Scarborough Shoal and other Filipino sovereign zones in the West Philippine Sea (https://www.philstar.com/…/robredo-urges-protest-in…
), Robredo has yet to advocate any military solution to the conflict.
Why we fact-checked this: Aside from being sent through our tipline, maliciously edited and demonstrably false statements such as these muddle the discussion for electoral decisions. It is important that candidate stances are clear and representative of their stances as they run for office so that voters can make appropriate decisions.